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by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 06 2007 11:39pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

:cry: How to balance the thing? What if the magnet ring has run-out in more than one plane w/regard to the stator? I guess I'm a fan of trial and error kludging; how the heck can you balance it if it's got run-out? Oh man, I only wish I knew. My suspicion is that the side covers are fukt.. http://i...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 05 2007 12:28am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

Meows? Hmm, sorry Mathurin.. must be the Canadian language filter.

All seriousness aside- have you seen the movie, Super Troopers? -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 05 2007 12:08am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

The bar moves ever higher.. phew! Meow am I supposed to take an X5 motor -with .035" of runout- into the 50MPH club? Meow I am seriously considering taking this motor apart to balance it. I would really like to understand meow these motors can be SO far out of tolerance, but roll smoothly at speed. ...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 04 2007 10:55pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

Stevil, I always associated you with the cool, one-off scooters, did you just buy an x5 and it's not performing right? Well thanks for saying so, Xyster 8) Yep, I bought a brand-spanking-new (5304), unspoked, silver X5. After the bench-test and runout measurements.. I was a little upset/depressed. ...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 04 2007 4:09am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?

This poll specifically concerns the X5 Crystalyte hub motors. These are also known as "X-lyte" and "Pheonix" motors. I'm especially interested to hear from those that are running 48 volts and higher. This is a multi-part question; - When you stand next to your bike, lift the wheel off the ground and...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 27 2007 1:56am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The Great "Gearing vs Hub Motor" Debate
Replies: 457
Views: 58889

I'll exhale a sigh of relief. I've seen an awful lot of worthwhile words spilled here.. must admit that I'm leaning towards hub motors.


=^) -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 20 2007 10:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: * * * The Minimal Ammeter? * * *
Replies: 107
Views: 18695

Stevil_Knevil wrote:Ten LEDs ranging from green to yellow to red would be even better.
..IF more resolution would be better for you. -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 20 2007 10:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: * * * The Minimal Ammeter? * * *
Replies: 107
Views: 18695

I don't know it's part number, but I have this really cool LED that ranges through three colors; Red Green Blue. It's mounted in the mouth of a really cool blue gecko carabiner key chain, so I just can't bring myself to break it open. One heads-up RGB LED indicator (coupled to an analog meter) would...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 20 2007 9:54pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Instructable: dual inner-tube modification
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Instructable: dual inner-tube modification

Flat insurance. You can do it yourself. It's free... and it's EASY!

Image

http://www.instructables.com/id/ECFUTKS5NREPORTJH9/

Ridefastakechances;^)
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 18 2007 11:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: I screwed up again
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

I laughed so hard at that last pic, I totally forgot to re-post the 50 MPH club thread. Rich! Damn it! I expected more from the Borg!

:lol:


-S
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 17 2007 2:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How To: Low Ambient Voltage Alarm
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

How To: Low Ambient Voltage Alarm

So, you have a 36V pack of sealed lead/acid batteries powering your favorite scoot. It's been a few years since you bought it, and the batteries are now spent. This is not really a bad thing.. you've been thinking about fitting a pack of one of the new (NiMH, Lipo, A123) battery chemistries, and now...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 14 2007 12:54pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The Great "Gearing vs Hub Motor" Debate
Replies: 457
Views: 58889

Stevil, you mean mount a xlyte motor where the jackshaft is and use it like a Stokemonkey? Hello Richard! Yes, something like Todd Fahrners' (brilliant) Stokemonkey design.. http://cleverchimp.com/csi/img/IMG_1477.jpg ..but rather than turning the cranks, transmit the power directly to the rear whe...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 14 2007 1:30am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The Great "Gearing vs Hub Motor" Debate
Replies: 457
Views: 58889

Great thread! This topic has recieved a sound thrashing by folks that have alot of first-hand experience living with both types of electromotive drive, so I thought I should comment. Just an idea that I have been contemplating.. ..first, consider that a hub motor is mounted by it's axle. http://endl...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 04 2007 3:08am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Colour poll
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Personally, I like the aesthetic of a "cold" color contrasted by a "warm" color for visibility. Titanium and Bright Red just look right together.

If it has to be only one color, blue.. or black.

I like having one of each to suit whatever riding mood I happen to be in. :wink:

-S
by Stevil_Knevil
Jan 29 2007 12:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A Funny thing happened today
Replies: 8
Views: 1930

Hey Knoxie,

Saved by the hub motor, eh? Chains.. who needs 'em?! :D

Your Mum must be proud! -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Jan 28 2007 11:30pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Should "Fechter" be appointed to an admin position
Replies: 9
Views: 2934

Absolutely, the World Tae Kwan-Do Federation should alway be represented.

:D

-S
by Stevil_Knevil
Jan 19 2007 1:08am
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them
Replies: 35
Views: 39669

Yep, costy.. don't forget to add a sturdy bicycle, plus another 400 bux for the Xtracycle attachment to bolt the Stokemonkey kit to- http://www.xtracycle.com/freeradical-hitchless-trailer-convert-your-bike-p-2.html It certainly seems stupid-expensive, yet it has enabled many folks to go totally car-...
by Stevil_Knevil
Jan 18 2007 10:56am
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them
Replies: 35
Views: 39669

Several months ago, I spent a few days studying the Rabbittool site; spec'ing their brushless hub motors with gear reduction, and the rest of the kit for a project that I am working on. After mathing-out the desired voltage, speed, range and wheel options for my application -complete with prices- I ...
by Stevil_Knevil
Jan 17 2007 10:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Xlyte Controller Repair with Words and Pictures!!
Replies: 31
Views: 10407

Hi Y'all, Happy to see that everyone is still pushing the manufacturers' rated output. This thread is priceless! I had just begun dipping my brain into Fechters' posts on modifying these controllers over at the old V is for Virus forums.. then poof! They were no more. Real pisser, because I was gett...